Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A big finish from my UFO wish list!

It's finally finished!
It is bigger than my design wall so the photo isn't great quality, but here it is!
Date started: January 2008
Date finished: March 2010
Number of pieces: 2519 (not counting borders - calculations here)
Pattern designer:  Bonnie Hunter (page 42 in Scraps & Shirttails book)
Pattern name: Carolina Crossroads, but my version is called "Colour Crossroads"
Pieced and quilted in green thread: by me!
All the fabrics on the pieced top, the scrappy backing and the binding came from my stash...woohoo!
I changed the blue corners I had originally sewn on, since none of the blog readers who left comments on this post liked the blue...now they're green and I do like that better...thanks for the advice!
The binding is made from striped black and white fabrics.
And now I will adjust my UFO wish list on my sidebar! It feels so great to meet a goal!

26 comments:

  1. OMG - it is wonderful! But I"m a sucker for that color green. The green and black just draw my eyes to it!

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  2. Wow, 2 years in the making. Well it was worth the wait, it's lovely. Great job, Congratulations!!

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  3. bee-u-tee-ful!! I'd say it was worth 2 years to get it done, love the colors and the movement..good for you!!!!

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  4. WOO HOO!!! You did a great job!! It's just beautiful. Darn I may end up being the last person to finish it lol!!

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  5. Bravo, a great quilt and a finished UFO .... can't get any better than that!

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  6. Hurray Kathy - such a great feeling when you finish a quilt and it is a beauty - give yourself a pat on the back and have some chocolate to celebrate :-)

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  7. Beautiful, you must be so very pleased with your finish..

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  8. GOSH---those colors are FUN!!!!
    Amazing finish, Kathy!

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  9. I love the colours you chose! Nice to see one of the items on your list marked DONE! I received my Leaders and Enders book today from Bonnie Hunter. I have already picked out a few projects I would like to make... I have a few things to finish first.

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  10. just beautiful
    love the colors!!!!!
    congrats on a wonderful finish!
    Kathie

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  11. Doesn't it feel great stroking off an item on a list of things to do...I love it!!!!!!

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  12. Kathy, congratulations on finishing your Crossroads quilt! I love the green. It sure feels great when you can take a project off of your UFO list.

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  13. Who would have thought that changing those 4 corner blocks would have made such a difference. Congrats on the finish.

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  14. Oh wow, wow!! I love your color choices..what a wonderful quilt. Enjoy cuddling under that beauty!

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  15. Congrats on another finish. Love the green and black!

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  16. It's stunning, and I'll bet a great feeling to have it done. I did a version with only one of the blocks, and I really like it, but it is still only a top.
    Your colors are so different and pretty.

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  17. yes, the green is fabulous!!!
    wow what an eye catching quilt!

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  18. Wow, good for you and it looks great! I love the colors too.

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  19. I believe this is my favorite of Bonnies quilts. I loved mine and yours is gorgeous.
    Good job.
    Judi in Ohio

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  20. Great job and good finish, 2+ years beats lots of people who die with quilt tops undone. You aren't going to be one of them, right? Keep inspiring me. I'm new to quilting and loving all the bloggers.

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  21. Wonderful color choices! Congratulations on the finish.

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  22. Completely LOVE the colors!!!
    Nice work , now can you come help me with my Halloween Crush?

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  23. FABULOUS quilt!!! LOVE the colour scheme and so glad you changed those corners to the green, although the little touches of turq in the body of quilt give it 'zing' :)

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  24. Congratulations on this finish. I think it is a marvelous quilt and quite an achievement that you quilted it on a regular sewing machine.

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